Searchlight Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for ‘Poor Things,’ directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone as Bella Baxter, a young woman who is brought back to life by the brilliant scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (played by Willem Dafoe). The film hits theaters on September 8, 2023. Watch the trailer below.
According to the film’s official logline,
From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.
The production design and fashion in ‘Poor Things’ are nothing short of immaculate. Every detail has been meticulously crafted to transport audiences to the film’s unique world. From the lavish sets that capture the essence of different eras and locations to the intricate costumes that evoke the characters’ personalities and societal contexts, every aspect of the film’s visual presentation is a visual feast
The film also stars Willem Dafoe as Dr. Godwin Baxter; Mark Ruffalo as Duncan Wedderburn; Ramy Youssef as Max McCandless; Jerrod Carmichael as Harry Astley; Christopher Abbott as Sir Aubrey de la Pole Blessington; Margaret Qualley; Kathryn Hunter as Swiney; Suzy Bemba; and Wayne Brett as Pries.
Produced by Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Dave McCary, Ali Herting, Ed Guiney, and Andrew Lowe.
Poor Things will hit theaters on September 8, 2023, by Searchlight Pictures.